By Jack Mobley
An amputee skateboarder with no legs performs insane flips and tricks without wearing any prosthetics.
After learning to skate while wearing his prosthetic legs, Vinicios Sardi, 23, quickly realised they weren’t designed for the sport when one broke during a trick.
Vinicios, based in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and decided instead to embrace his differences by not using them and skating on his knees instead.
In this incredible video the 23-year-old, who was born with a congenital malformation in his legs and underwent amputations from a young age, shows off his impressive talents as he skateboards on his knees.
Vinicios said: “I was born with a congenital malformation on my legs and also my right hand.
“I’d watch friends and I was influenced by games and skate magazines since I was little so I decided to skate with my prosthetics.
“I was skating with my friend and my prosthetics broke, because it wasn’t made for radical sports – that’s when I made the most important decision of my life.
“I skate on my knees, and now skating is my love.
“It is what make me feel free and alive – today, thanks to sport, I can live a normal life without fears.”